Martin Marietta Berkeley Quarry, Cross Member (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Cross Quarry, Martin Marietta Aggregates Quarry

Where: Berkeley County, South Carolina (33.3° N, 79.7° W: paleocoordinates 33.3° N, 70.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cross Member (Tupelo Bay Formation), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• NP 17

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• bryozoan dominated carbonate

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float), sieve,

Primary reference: J. H. Geisler, A. E. Sanders, and Z. Luo. 2005. A new protocetid whale (Cetacea: Archaeoceti) from the late middle Eocene of South Carolina. American Museum Novitates 3480:1-65 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 134300: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 05.10.2012, edited by Marko Manojlovic

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Dromiidae
Quinquerugatus holthuisi n. gen. n. sp.3
Quinquerugatus holthuisi n. gen. n. sp.3 Frantescu et al. 2010 crab
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
Terebratulina wilsoni n. sp.2 Cooper 1988
Reptilia
 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
Dermochelyidae indet.1 Lydekker 1889 leatherback
leatherback turtle (ChM PV 9102)
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Pterosphenus schucherti1 Lucas 1898 snake
ChM PV5766
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Protosirenidae
Protosirenidae indet.4 Sickenberg 1934 sirenian
 Cetacea - Protocetidae
Protocetidae indet.6 Stromer 1908 whale
ChM PV6850, PV6856, PV6950, PV8002, PV8003, PV8022
Tupelocetus palmeri n. gen. n. sp.5 Gibson et al. 2019 whale
Carolinacetus gingerichi n. gen. n. sp. Geisler et al. 2005 whale